May 27, 2013 by Sarah
‘Brooklyn Eats’ is a food trade show that will be presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce next month.
It will give manufacturers, producers, packaging companies, and [Read more]
April 30, 2013 by James
The annual Swing into Summer golf outing of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is taking place in just under a month’s time, offering an opportunity for local business professionals to carry out some networking while on the course.
There are also several sponsorships available for [Read more]
March 20, 2013 by Sarah
Sakura Matsuri is a celebration of the Japanese culture, and will be presented by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in just over a month’s time.
There will be plenty of [Read more]
February 19, 2013 by Mark
The New York City Explorers Group (NYCE) is holding the ‘Cocktails that Care’ event this March to raise funds for NYCE Cares. The goal for this year is to raise $7,000 to help fund the Week of the Young Child in Jamaica, which takes place this [Read more]
January 17, 2013 by Sarah
Winter Jam is scheduled to take place in Central Park later this month, after last year’s festival was cancelled due to “lack of winter.”
The winter festival will be [Read more]
December 10, 2012 by Mark
The perfect holiday for everyone is out there but, depending on budget and time constraints, it can often be difficult to find. Travel shows, such as the New York Times Travel Show coming up in January, can help the [Read more]
November 4, 2012 by Mark
Last month, the new ‘Made in NY’ media center location in Manhattan was unveiled, just a short subway ride from the heart of brooklyn. The 18,000-square-foot space is being developed as a place to [Read more]
October 20, 2012 by Mark
If residents of Brooklyn’s Windsor Terrace neighborhood are successful, the community will soon have another local source of fresh produce.
A small group of eight dedicated people has been formed to create the Windsor Terrace Kensington Food Co-op – an idea that one of the founding members, Jack O’Connell, said had been casually discussed for years. He said:
“The community is ready to take this idea on.”
Though the co-op is still in the formative stage, residents will get their first ‘official’ introduction to the project at a meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm. The gathering will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1511 10th Avenue. Organizers are looking to hear from their neighbors as to what items the co-op should sell and possible store locations.
This past June, O’Connell and others met with the members of the Park Slope Food Co-op – an established, successful community grocer – to get tips for getting their project underway. What O’Connell and others learned was that community engagement and support is the key to success.
In an effort to promote the co-op and the upcoming meeting with Windsor Terrace residents, organizers have an impressive email list of over 80 names. O’Connell said all options regarding the logistics of the project will be up for discussion at the meeting, from a storefront operation to a weekly farmers’ market.
Grassroots endeavors like a locally-run food co-op also offer an opportunity for other businesses, from area gardeners with vegetables to sell to the neighborhood print company that can produce advertising flyers. However, as O’Connell likes to point out, the co-op’s primary purpose is to improve the number of fresh food options that are reasonably priced for area residents.
September 30, 2012 by Mark
Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal is getting scoured by flower power. A community group, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, has come up with an ingenious way to clean canal waters while also providing habitat for small fish, crabs and birds.
Enlisting the aid of Brooklyn residents, the Conservancy has launched [Read more]
August 10, 2012 by Mark